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Don't Buy handheld vacuum cleaners

by Matthew Knight

Don't Buy handheld vacuum cleaners will leave plenty of grime behind on your floors and won't be easy to use. We recommend you stay well clear of these poor quality handheld vacuums.

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Don't Buy handheld vacuum cleaners

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Which? has reviewed the latest handheld vacuum cleaners including models from Dyson, Gtech, Vax, Hoover and Bush, to help find the handheld vacuum cleaner that is best for you. Our in depth testing means we can recommend the handheld vacuum that is perfect for your needs. 

  • Discover if handheld vacuums from the big brands such as Dyson live up to their advertising claims - or if a cheap model will do the job just as well.
  • Our lab test reviews reveal how well a handheld vacuum cleans on carpet and laminate floors, based on our expert suction tests on pet hair, cat litter, cornflakes and fine dust.
  • We rate models on how easy they are to use and empty, so you can be sure a Best Buy handheld vacuum will make cleaning fast and easy.

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